Police open investigation on traffic offender punched by cop

The 23-year-old was reportedly punched by a police officer after being pursued for not stopping his car at a red light.

IPOH: The police have initiated investigations into a student’s claim that he was punched and slapped by a policeman near the Sungai Siput Hospital on Tuesday.

Perak Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Yahya Abd Rahman said in the incident, the 23-year-old man had been pursued by a police patrol vehicle when he failed to stop his car at a red light.

He said the police had managed to intercept the car near the hospital.

“When he opened the car door, one of the policemen was said to have punched and slapped him.

“The driver was taken to the Chemor police station and was summoned for not stopping at the traffic light when it turned red,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said the police had lodged a report on the incident which was being investigated under Section 24 of the Police Act.

Yahya said the driver had also lodged a police report, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code.


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